The smell of a freshly cut outfield grass, and hot dogs and hamburgers being grilled. The sound of a public address sound system filling the air with excitement met with the roar of a fan base. Since 2015, Pulaski has become a community united in the summer by Yankees baseball. Here are five upcoming promotions this season for the Pulaski Yankees:
1. Agriculture Night
On August 22, Pulaski becomes MOO-laski for Agriculture Night, presented by Farm Credit of the Virginias. When the Yankees play host to the Princeton Rays, the team will trade in the pinstripes for specialty themed cow jerseys. Embrace the agriculture of southern Virginia and give thanks to your local farmers by participating in a postgame jersey auction to benefit 4-H in Pulaski County. Bring your kids to the game, as a petting zoo will be on hand for their enjoyment.
2. Pinstripe Pride Night
On July 16 the Pulaski Yankees embrace their beloved affiliation with the New York Yankees. On Pinstripe Pride Night, fans wearing apparel featuring any of the Yankees’ minor league affiliates will be eligible to win prizes including shirts, promo items, and signed items. Embrace the heritage of the most historic team in Major League Baseball, and celebrate the pipeline of talent across all levels of the MiLB.
3. Adventure Night
Feeling fearless? On July 26 the Pulaski Yankees present Adventure Night sponsored by Mountain 2 Island. Climb a rock wall at Calfee Park as the Yankees play host to the Johnson City Cardinals. Enjoy the outdoors at its finest inside one of the oldest and most historic ballparks in all of Minor League Baseball.
4. Calf-E’s Fight Against Cancer
The time to give back is now. On August 13, the Pulaski Yankees and their beloved mascot Calf-E will fight against cancer. A different type of cancer will be highlighted each inning and the Yankees will share a story of a player, fan or team member who has been affected. On hand will be a dunk tank to raise funds for cancer research. Join in on the action, and $1 of all game day ticket sales will also be donated for cancer research.
5. Bark in the Park
Who let the dogs out? The Pulaski Yankees! People enjoy baseball, and for one night their four-legged friend can too. Presented by Town & County Veterinary Clinic, bring your pooch to the park on June 28 as the Pulaski Yankees battle the Burlington Royals.